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Subjects and Verbs agreement

30/05/2019
Subject and verb Agreement

Subjects and Verbs agreement is a must for any sentence.

Remember That The (Subject–Verb Agreement) Rules. If the subject is singular, the verb must be singular too. If the subject is plural, the verb must also be plural. … When there is one subject and more than one verb, the verbs throughout the sentence must agree with the subject.

  1. A Verb must agree with its Subject in Number and Person. .
  2. The verb must agree with the Subject when the Subject is the combination of two or more nouns or pronouns joined by ‘and’.
  3. When the Subject is formed by the conjunctions such as ‘with’ as well as, along with etc…’ the verb should be in singular form.
  4. Two singular Subjects connected by ‘or’ or ‘nor’ require a singular verb.
  5. The words ‘many, neither, many a, each, everyone, every etc..’ require only singular verbs.
  6. When the Subjects, joined by ‘or’ or ‘nor’, the verb agrees with the Subject which is near to the verb.

Subject and Verb Agreement Video Test Solution Online In Urdu






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#1. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, greets the press cordially.

#2. Rice and beans, my favorite dish, __________ me of my native Puerto Rico.

‘Rice and beans’ is one dish, so we need a singular verb to agree with it.

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#3. A large number of voters still ___________ along straight-party lines.

‘Number’ is a collective noun, but the elements within the collective noun, the voters, are acting separately in this case (we hope!), so the verb should be plural: ‘vote.’

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#4. The students and instructors each ________for a new facility by next year.

When ‘each’ or ‘every’ comes after the compound subject, a plural verb — ‘hope’ — is appropriate.

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#5. The committee leads very different lives in private.

#6. A large number of voters still ___________ along straight-party lines.

‘Number’ is a collective noun, but the elements within the collective noun, the voters, are acting separately in this case (we hope!), so the verb should be plural: ‘vote.’

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#7. One of my best friends _____________ an extra on Seinfeld this week.

The subject of this sentence is ‘one,’ which is, of course, singular. Don’t let the intervening prepositional phrase (with its plural ‘friends’) fool you.

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#8. To an outsider, the economics of this country ________ to be in disarray.

‘Economics,’ in this case, means any number of aspects of or facts about the country’s financial health, so we need a plural verb. When the word ‘economics’ refers to the course or the discipline, it is singular.

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#9. Mathematics is John’s favorite subject, while Civics is Andrea’s favorite subject.

#10. Mathematics is John’s favorite subject, while Civics is Andrea’s favorite subject.

#11. Most of the milk _____ gone bad. Six gallons of milk _______ still in the refrigerator.

‘Most’ is not a countable noun here (you can’t count ‘the milk’ in the first sentence), so the verb must be singular. You can count the gallons of milk, though, so the subject in the second sentence is plural.

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#12. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there is only one left!

#13. Four years _______ a long time to spend away from your friends and family.

The quantity of ‘four years’ here is meant to be taken as a whole, as one quantity, so the verb should be singular.

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#14. Each and every student and instructor in this building __________ for a new facility by next year.

The subject of the verb is ‘each and every,’ which is singular: the correct verb choice, then, is ‘hopes.’

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#15. The committee debates these questions carefully.

#16. The players, as well as the captain, want/wants to win.

#17. The movie, including all the previews, takes/take about two hours to watch.

#18. Either my mother or my father is/are coming to the meeting.

#19. Carlos is the only one of those students who __________ lived up to the potential described in the yearbook. ? The 'who' refers, in this case, to 'the only one,' which is singular.

The ‘who’ refers, in this case, to ‘the only one,’ which is singular.

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#20. Are the tweezers in this drawer?

#21. Annie and her brothers is /are at school.

Brothers is plural and verb agrees with this subject, as its the nearest the subject

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#22. Mathematics is John’s favorite subject, while Civics is Andrea’s favorite subject.

#23. One of my sisters are/ is going on a trip to France.

#24. Eight dollars is the price of a movie these days.

#25. Politics __________ sometimes a dirty business.

‘Politics,’ in this case, is one thing, so we need a singular verb.

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#26. Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen.

#27. Not only the students but also their instructor ________ been called to the principal’s office.

With paired conjunctions such as either … or and not only … but also, the subject closer to the verb — in this case, the singular ‘instructor’ — determines whether the verb will be singular or plural.

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#28. Your pants are at the cleaner’s.

#29. Either answer is/are acceptable.

#30. Every one of those books is/are fiction.

#31. Benito doesn’t know the answer.

#32. Only use the indefinite article “an” with words beginning with

#33. The dog or the cats are/is outside.

“cats” plural and verb agrees with this subject, as its the nearest the subject

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#34. All of the CDs, even the scratched one, are in this case.

#35. Either my shoes or your coat are/is always on the floor.

#36. Is the news on at five or six?

#37. George and Tamara don’t want to see that movie.

#38. The International Club, as well as the Choral Society and the Rowing Club, __________ to submit a new constitution.

The subject here is ‘The International Club,’ which is singular. The modifying phrase that comes after ‘as well as’ modifies the subject but does not compound it as the word ‘and’ would do.

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